My best B&B ever? You already know the difference between a B&B and a hotel is that you get a host instead of just a key, and for cheaper. But here, what a host and what a place!
Seen from this quiet little street on the outskirts of Capestang, a cute little Mediterranean town ideally located between the vineyards and the waves, the place looks pretty ordinary. Yet, as you climb a few stairs, you find yourself on a vast terrace overlooking the surrounding gardens. Open the door, and you enter an elegant loft, which could easily feature in any architecture magazine. Cool, spacious, quiet, a refined haven decorated in a mix of classic and modern good taste, possibly with the best woods from Madagascar, one of our host's many connections. What is nice too is that while you get all you might need, there is evidence of responsible consumption with solar panels on the roof, among other good ideas.
And what a host… Olivier Kirkpatrick is particularly available for his guests should they need him. By phone, mail, and on the spot. Also, he has been a journalist, a motorsport racer, a photographer, an extensive traveller, and he can offer as such a very interesting, open and friendly conversation. Considering the distinguished setting, you might be surprised to discover Olivier's genuine belief in communism, less popular these days. Yes, his friendly dog is called Lenin, and a USSR flag fills a wall. But he also has human values, and a passion for beautiful cars and bikes. That gave me a communist I could certainly talk with, with real interest. OK for communism, Olivier, if it brings Ferraris and Ducatis to the people!
Yes, one of my nicest B&B's, and I've been around.